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Posted on: December 12, 2017

TxDOT Embarks On Major Construction Project At Tiki Island Exit

GALVESTON, TX (December 12, 2017) – TxDOT’s contractor Durwood Greene began a four-month long project doing bridge repairs on IH-45 Northbound at Tiki Dr in Tiki Island. The repairs will cause a single lane nclosure continuously throug...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Lansdowne Moody Teams Up with Kubota Tractor to Continue Efforts to Rebuild Texas

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GALVESTON, TX (December 11, 2017) – Earlier this year, Kubota Tractor became a permanent resident and a welcomed addition to the State of Texas family when they moved their headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. A few months later, devastation struck...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday January 4th to Discuss Proposed Reduction to Transit Services

Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday January 4th to Discuss Proposed Reduction to Services

Island Transit is proposing significant changes to the evening lifeline services, staff seeking public input.

GALVESTON, TX (December 8, 2017) – To aid co...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

The Galveston Fire Department Prepares for 2nd Annual Santa’s Island Tour

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Galveston, TX – December 7, 2017 – Last year hundreds of families lined Galveston’s streets to catch a glimpse of Santa as he rode throughout the island on an antique fire truck. With so much love for St. Nick, the Galveston ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

City of Galveston’s Holiday Parade Set for Saturday, December 16th

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GALVESTON, TX (November 16, 2017) – Join us for this annual tradition with a twist! This year's City of Galveston Holiday Parade will spread holiday spirit and Christmas cheer throughout the City's historic downtown. Sponsored by the Galveston M...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

City Manager Brian Maxwell Announces His Selection for The Next Galveston Police Chief

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City Manager Brian Maxwell Announces His Selection for The Next Galveston Police Chief

(GALVESTON, TX) December 6, 2017 – City Manager Brian Maxwell announced his selection for the Police Chief to replace Chief Richard Boyle who is retiring in Fe...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Two Galveston Police Officers Soon to Become Familiar Faces Downtown

Merchants and visitors in our historic downtown are becoming familiar with two of our very own Galveston Police Officers, Officer Clint Millo and Officer Patrick Brosch. In an effort to increase police services and presence in a very popular destination f...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

City Adds Pedestrian Activated Lighting to Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd

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(GALVESTON, TX) November 22, 2017 – With over 6.5 million visitors to the island in 2016, the number of pedestrians on the Seawall has increased exponentially in recent years.  In an effort to ensure that they have ample places to cross...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Galveston Police Department Awarded $875,000 In Federal Funds To Hire Seven Additional Officers

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GALVESTON, TX (October 25, 2017) – On Monday, November 20th, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) approved the Galveston Police Department for seven (7) officer positions under the 2017 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). This...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

The City of Galveston Rolls Out Live Broadcasting of City Council Meetings on Facebook

The City of Galveston Rolls Out Live Broadcasting of City Council Meetings on Facebook

City aims to increase engagement amongst citizens, students, visitors and business owners, while increasing transparency in government.

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

TxDOT to Begin 61st Street Beautification Project on Wednesday

Galveston, TX – October 24, 2017 – 35 beautiful new palm trees will line the medians along one of Galveston’s main corridors on 61st Street from Broadway to Seawall Blvd by this weekend. This investment from TxDOT will help f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2017

Policía busca ayuda para identificar cuerpo de niño encontrado en la playa

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En la tarde del viernes 20 de octubre, después de haber recibido una llamada al 911, el Departamento de Policía de Galveston localizó el cuerpo de un menor de edad en la arena adyacente a las olas, en el Bloque 700 de Seaw...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

City of Galveston Performs Annual Check On Sewer System To Locate Leaks or Breaches In Sewer Lines

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 19th, 2017 – As part of the City’s annual preventative maintenance that is performed on the sanitary sewer lines, the City will begin smoke tests in the areas below beginning Friday, October 20, 2017 and ending Friday, November 10,...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Ave S Now Closed To West Bound Traffic Through Duration Of Project

One phase of the Ave S project is now complete and the newly constructed east bound lanes are now open from 61st Street to 53rd. One east bound lane on the West side of 61st is blocked temporarily until pavement markings are installed. Ave S from 61st to ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Galveston Holiday Events to Include New ‘Downtown Lanterns & Lights’ PLUS Cirque Joyeux Noel Show

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 9, 2017) –A new event will light up downtown Galveston this holiday season as part of the island’s eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” festivities.

 

‘Downtown Lanterns and Lights’ will feature a magical display of Christma...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Galveston Police Chief, Richard Boyle, Retires After 40 Years of Service

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 2, 2017 – After 40 years of service to the law enforcement profession, Chief Richard Boyle has submitted notice of his retirement from the Galveston Police Department effective February 2018. With much of his career spent...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Equipment Failure Causes Release of 135,000 Gallons of Partially Treated Aerated Sludge

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 – At approximately 10:15 am, the City of Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 5200 Port Industrial Road, experienced a release of 135,000 gallons of partially treated aerated sludge in...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Send Us Your Photos of Damage to City Streets or Other City Owned Asset During Harvey

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We are looking for any photos citizens have taken of damage to City streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or any other City owned asset during Harvey. 

If you have any, please send them to publicinformation@galvestontx.gov with the location of the d...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Trolley Service to Resume on Galveston Island

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Galveston, TX – September 6th. 2017 – The red and green trolley’s moving about the Island have long been a sign that all is well in Galveston. As the City returns all services to normal operations, the Galveston Trolley servi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City's New Island Express Service Set to Begin on Monday, September 11, 2017

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – With a delayed start due to Harvey’s unrelinquishing rain and interruptions to METRO and Island Transit operations, the Island Express is officially set to begin on Monday September 11th, 2...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Lasker Park Community Pool Reopens with New Hours

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – On Thursday September 7th, the Lasker Park Community Pool will reopen to the public with fall hours that will allow residents exclusive use of the lap pool in the morning while opening up in the even...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Galveston Tourism Makes Full Return to Business with Reopening of Railroad Museum Today

GALVESTON, Texas (September 6, 2017) – Galveston tourism has made a full return to business with the reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum today. All Galveston beaches and major attractions are now open.

The museum, which is located downtown...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

City Council Votes to Waive Permit Fees to Expedite Recovery for Impacted Businesses and Homes

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Galveston, TX – September 1, 2017 – While the City of Galveston was spared the damage that we see on the mainland and all along the coast, City Council unanimously passed emergency orders to expedite recovery for our Galveston businesses and homes that we...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Market Street Reconstruction Project Kicks Off August 8th

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(GALVESTON, TX) August 8, 2017 – On Tuesday August 8th, crews began the reconstruction of Market Street from 19th Street to 25th Street.  Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd, 53rd, 65th and 69th, the reconstruction of Market Stre...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Installs Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd To Increase Pedestrian Safety in High Density Area

(GALVESTON, TX) July 14, 2017 – With over 6.5 million visitors to the island in 2016, the number of pedestrians on the Seawall has increased exponentially in recent years.  In an effort to ensure that they have ample places to cross the...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Sells First Instalment of Public Improvement Bonds Recently Approved by Voters

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GALVESTON, TX (June 23, 2017) – This week, the City of Galveston successfully sold $22.6 million in tax exempt public improvement bonds, to fund projects beginning in July that were promised in the May bond election.  Due to favorable m...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

City of Galveston Joins Nextdoor, The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

The City of Galveston announced today that it will use Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication.

Galveston residents have been utilizing Nextdoor to create private ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Galveston Rolls Out Nostalgic Trolley Buses on June 2, 2017

GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES ON JUNE 2, 2017

With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.

(GALVESTON, TX) May 19, 2017 – A missing piece of Galveston’s charm will be ...

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